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Montserrat. 2000 ‘Firearm Dealers.’ Laws of Montserrat, Chapter 10.02, Firearms Act and Subsidiary Legislation, Revised Edition showing the law as at 1 January 2008; Article 11. Plymouth: Law Revision Commissioner. 15 November

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Firearm dealers

11. (1) A person who holds a firearm dealer's licence may, without holding a firearm or ammunition licence, import, deal in, repair, test, prove and sell firearms and ammunition (not being prohibited weapons or prohibited ammunition) in the ordinary course of business in accordance with the terms of such licence at a place specified in the licence.

(2) A firearm dealer's licence shall be an annual licence.

(3) It shall be an offence for a licensed firearm dealer to keep or store any firearms or ammunition, without the written permission of the Commissioner, in any place other than the place specified in his licence.

(4) It shall be an offence for a firearm dealer to fail to keep a stockbook in which the particulars of all firearms and ammunition in his possession are entered or to fail, on or before the 6th day of February, May, August and November respectively in each year to furnish to the Commissioner a true return, showing the quantity and description of the firearms and ammunition remaining in his possession at the close of the last day of the preceding month.

(5) Every firearm dealer shall keep a register of transactions setting
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(a) the quantities and descriptions of firearms and ammunition purchased or acquired with the names and addresses of the sellers or transferors and the dates of the several transactions;
(b) the quantities and descriptions of firearms accepted for sale, repair, test, proof, cleaning, storage, destruction or other purpose, with the names and addresses or transferors and the dates of the several transactions;
(c) the quantities and descriptions of firearms and ammunition sold and transferred with the names and addresses of the purchasers and transferees (accept in cases where the purchasers are transferors), and the dates of the several transactions, and it shall be an offence for such a dealer to fail to make any entry in such register which by this subsection he is required to make, at the time of, or immediately after, the transaction to which it relates, took place.

(6) It shall be an offence for a firearm dealer to fail, before the fifteenth day of every month, to forward to the Commissioner a true extract of the register maintained under subsection (5) in respect of all transactions entered into during the preceding month, or, if there have been no such transactions, a statement to that effect.

(7) It shall be an offence for a firearm dealer to fail to produce to any police officer bearing a written order in that behalf from the Commissioner, the stock-book and register referred to in subsections (4) and (5), and also to fail to allow the whole of his stock to be inspected and counted by such person.

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